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Kansas Johnson Corner Solar Project Now Online (Ind. Report)
Sunflower Electric Power Corp,Lightsource
Date: 2020-04-24
In Kansas, Sunflower Electric Power Corp. and Lightsource BP are reporting the 20-MW, $37 million Johnson Corner Solar Project in Stanton County has begun commercial operation. The project was financed and constructed by San Francisco-based Lightsource BP.

100 pct of the project's power generation is being sold under a 25-year PPA to Sunflower, a nonprofit electric utility providing wholesale generation and transmission services to six member-owners serving in central and western Kansas. The National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO) played a key role in developing the project. (Source: Sunflower Electric Power Corp., Lightsource BP, Hays Post, 22 April, 2020) Contact: Lightsource BP, Kevin Smith, CEO in the Americas , www.lightsourcebp.com Sunflowe Electric Power Corp, Stuart Lowry, Pres., CEO, www.sunflower.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sunflower Electric Power,  Solar,  Lightsource,  


Conway Corp, Lightsource BP ink 132-MW PPA (Ind. Report)
Conway Corp., LightsourceBP
Date: 2020-04-10
In Arkansas, the city-owned utility Conway Corp is reporting a 20-year PPA with Lightsource BP for the development of a 132 MWdc solar energy project roughly 60 miles from Little Rock. Lightsource BP will finance, construct, own and operate the facility and will deliver the solar energy it generates to Conway Corp under the fixed-rate power purchase agreement. The project is expected to generate sufficient power for about 24,400 homes. (Source: Conway Corp., PR, April, 2020) Contact: Conway Corp., Bret Carroll, CEO, www.conwaycorp.com; LighthouseBP, Kevin Smith, CEO, Mary Grikas, (732) 429-3906, mary.grikas@lightsourcebp.com, www.lightsourcebp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Conway Corp.,  LightsourceBP,  Solar,  


Lightsource BP Orders 1.2 GW of Canadian Solar Modules (Int'l.)
Lightsource BP,Canadian Solar
Date: 2020-02-07
UK oil and gas giant BP-backed Lightsource BP reports ordering 1.2 GW of Guelph, Ontario-based Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. modules for various, un-named photovoltaic (PV) projects in the US and Australia.

The order calls for the delivery of bifacial polycrystalline PERC modules, of the BiHiKu (CS3W-PB-AG) type, which, according to Canadian Solar, enhance power production when installed in a limited area and "dramatically" cut the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) of the solar plant. The high-power HiKu (CS3W-P) modules are also part of the deal.

BP acquired a 43 pct stake equity share in Lightsource Renewable Energy in 2017 for $200 million over three years, and the company was then relabeled Lightsource BP. (Source: Canadian Solar Solutions, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: Canadian Solar Solutions, www.canadiansolar.com; Lightsource BP, Carl Jackson, Director Utility-scale Solar Initiatives, +44 0 333 200 0755, www.lightsourcebp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lightsource BP,  Canadian Solar,  Solar,  


BP Brightens its Lightsource Solar Stake (Int'l, M&A)
Lightsource
Date: 2019-12-09
British energy, oil and gas giant BP is reporting it will increase its stake to a 50-50 joint venture position in UK-based solar developer Lightsource BP, originally known as Lightsource Renewable Energy.

BP acquired a 43 pct stake equity share in Lightsource in 2017 for $200 million over three years, and the company was then relabelled Lightsource BP. (Source: BP, Renewables, 9 Dec., 2019) Contact: Lightsource BP, Carl Jackson, Director Utility-scale Solar Initiatives, +44 0 333 200 0755, www.lightsourcebp.com

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Lightsource's Penn State Solar Installation Underway (Ind. Report)
Lightsource BP,Pennsylvania State University
Date: 2019-09-09
Following up on our 19th August report, Lightsource BP reports it has broken ground on a 70-MW solar project for Penn State University that will be installed across three locations, encompassing approximately 500 acres in Franklin County, outside of Chambersburg, and near Penn State's Mont Alto campus in Pennsylvania.

Lightsource BP will finance, construct, own and operate the three solar arrays, with Penn State purchasing all of the electricity generated under a 25-year PPA. The project is expected to save Penn State a minimum of $14 million over the contract term, while meeting 25 pct of the university's power requirements. (Source: Lightsource BP, Sept., 2019)Contact: Lightsource BP, Carl Jackson, Director Utility-scale Solar Initiatives, www.lightsourcebp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lightsource BP ,  Solar,  


Lighthouse BP to Install Penna.'s Largest Solar Array (Ind. Report)
Lightsource BP,Pennsylvania State University
Date: 2019-08-19
Penn State University is reporting Lightsource BP, a London, UK-based solar company with an office in Philadelphia, is leasing a total of 500 acres of land in Franklin County for a utility-scale 150,000-panel solar array for the largest solar installation in the Keystone State.

The 70-MW solar array will sell its power to Pennsylvania State University, providing 25 pct of the university's electrical needs for all its campuses. The installation is expected to come on line in 2020. (Source: Penn State University, Phil. Inquirer, 18 Aug., 2019) Contact: Lightsource BP, www.lightsourcebp.com; Carl Jackson, director of utility-scale solar initiatives, www.linkedin.com/in/carl-j-jackson-45316425

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Penn State Planning 70-MW Solar Array (Ind. Report)
Penn State University
Date: 2019-04-24
Penn State University is reporting up to a quarter of statewide energy needs will be supplied from a planned solar farm in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

The 70-MW project outside Chambersburg will cover 500 acres on three locations and is being developed in partnership with Lightsource BP. The 150,000 ground-mounted panel array is targeted for completion in July. 2020, according to the release.

Pennsylvania's installed solar capacity at 420 MW is ranked 22nd in the nation.(Source: Penn State Univ., HeraldMail, 22 April, 2019) Contact: Penn State Univ., Rob Cooper, Dir. Energy and Engineering, Office of Physical Plant, (814) 865-4731,https://opp.psu.edu

More Low-Carbon Energy News Penn State University,  Solar,  


Lightsource BP, Mid Kansas Ink 20 MW Solar Agreement (Ind. Report)
Lightsource BP, Mid-Kansas Electric Co.
Date: 2018-03-02
UK-headquartered Lightsource BP reports it has signed a 25-year power purchase and asset acquisition agreement with Sunflower Electric Power Corp. affiliate Mid-Kansas Electric Co. Inc. for a 20 MW solar project in Stanton County, Kansas. The solar facility will be built, owned and operated by Lightsource BP. Mid-Kansas will be purchasing all of the solar energy from the project, and Lightsource BP will provide the capital for project financing and construction which is slated to get underway in early 2019. When completed, the project will be the largest solar facility in Kansas, according to Mid-Kansas. (Source: Lightsource BP, Solar Ind., Various Media, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: Lightsource BP, Katherine Ryzhaya, CCO, +44 0 333 200 0755, info@lightsourcebp.com, www.lightsourcebp.com/uk; Mid-Kansas Electric Co., Steve Epperson, www.midkansaselectric.net; Sunflower Electric Power Corp., (785) 628-2208, www.sunflower.net

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